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#1 M48A5K

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1016 AM

Rooftop AA Battery in Yeouido, Seoul.

 

Looks like International Finance Center.

 

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Edited by M48A5K, 19 May 2015 - 2054 PM.

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#2 M48A5K

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1019 AM

63 Building

 

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Edited by M48A5K, 19 May 2015 - 1032 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1059 AM

Great pictures!  사진을 게시해서 감사합니다.


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#4 M48A5K

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1128 AM

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p.s My pleasure. 별일 아닌데요 뭐ㅎㅎ


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#5 JW Collins

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1851 PM

A car in every garage, a vulcan air defense system on every roof!


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#6 Corinthian

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 1931 PM

Trying to make going to 1960s Hanoi a walk in the park? ;)


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#7 M48A5K

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 2101 PM

A car in every garage, a vulcan air defense system on every roof!


There are 40 rooftop AA batteries in seoul, equipped with vulcan and mistral manpads. Of course location of these batteries is classified, but AFAIK number of them are even installed on some of the highest residential buildings.

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#8 Mr King

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 2215 PM

Man that has to suck in inclement weather. Sitting on top of a windy skyscraper in an open topped piece of equipment in the freezing rain / sleet / snow / lightning.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 2321 PM

Man that has to suck in inclement weather. Sitting on top of a windy skyscraper in an open topped piece of equipment in the freezing rain / sleet / snow / lightning.

 

While the residents down below are having a party with hot drunk girls dancing in skimpy clothes....


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 0052 AM

 

Man that has to suck in inclement weather. Sitting on top of a windy skyscraper in an open topped piece of equipment in the freezing rain / sleet / snow / lightning.

 

While the residents down below are having a party with hot drunk girls dancing in skimpy clothes....

 

 

That's would be the worst part. Your freezing your balls off on the roof, while a floor below you some lucky bastard is giving it the old heave ho with the misses in a toasty apartment. 


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 0147 AM

Do the batteries have directional cues for intruding aircraft vectors when the balloon goes up?
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Posted 20 May 2015 - 0326 AM

Do the batteries have directional cues for intruding aircraft vectors when the balloon goes up?

 

Not sure about that. Almost everything related to these batteries is classified, so information on them is very scarce. Even taking photographs of them are prohibited. But according to some sources, their role is not only limited to shooting down enemies but also monitoring airliners, and anything above Seoul goes off the designated course without permission is counted as enemy. I've heard that guys up there carry on drills twice a day, so I guess they might have ones.


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#13 crazyinsane105

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 1046 AM

The Pantsir-S1 system can also be mounted on top of a building if needed. I recall seeing this on a promotional video about the system.


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 1902 PM

Of course location of these batteries is classified.


Therefore the most effective building camouflage paint in post #2.
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 0251 AM

I think I know where the building in image 2 and 3 is...



The resolution of the Google Maps data set is interestingly low res. 


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 0333 AM

Even East London had its own AAA during the Olympics:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-18816421

 

No nice hi-res pictures though!

 

All the best

 

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 0639 AM

I think I know where the building in image 2 and 3 is...



The resolution of the Google Maps data set is interestingly low res. 

 
That's the one. IFC Seoul.
 
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Even East London had its own AAA during the Olympics:
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-18816421
 
No nice hi-res pictures though!
 
All the best
 
Andreas

 
Cool. Didn't know that.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 0730 AM

I stayed in the Conrad, which is one of the two smaller towers. Good to know I was well protected! Not so good to know it was a prime target.

 

All the best

 

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 1030 AM

Interesting to see how many helipads there are on the buildings


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 1119 AM

It's very LA in that regard. 


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